Blog of E Anthony Collins (Tony)

The blog of E. Anthony Collins (Tony), Filmmaker and Teacher   W: anthonycollinsfilm.com

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A visit to the Byrd antarctic archive at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

By pwsadmin | August 12, 2022

I was fortunate to spend a couple of days at this wonderful and vast archive of all kinds of resources in the study of Byrd’s second expedition to Antarctica in 1934. I am writing a motion picture screenplay about Byrd’s time while alone in the Antarctic winter darkness. Pictured with…

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A picture of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition stamp

Alone, by Admiral Richard Byrd

By pwsadmin | August 10, 2022

August 7-10 2022 I am doing research about Richard Byrd’s “Alone,” an autoriographical novel about his second expedition to Antarctica and his time alone in a tiny shack over the winter darkness. I am going to do primary research about this 2nd expedition at at the vast and astonishingly interesting…

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A lady and her doctor are standing side by side

Blase Bonpane (RIP)

By pwsadmin | June 25, 2022

This is very sad news that went under the COVID radar. Blase was a great man of action and deep thought, with the highest ability to express his moral and ethical ideas. I love him so much for what I have learned from him. I am working on a project…

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Visualization: Process and interaction

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022

Every SHOT and SEQUENCE in every film demonstrates either PROCESS or INTERACTION, or both at the same time. Definitions: Process: a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end. For example, a person walking from point A to point B and eventually to point Z is a…

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VIsual rhetoric

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022

The simplest definition for visual rhetoric is the use of visual images to communicate meaning. … In other words, visual literacy is the ability to “read” and “write” images and the meanings those images communicate. DOCUMENTARY VO “What is writing?”

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A form of Radio Home Folks

Expressivity questions-prompts

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022

Students are asked by the instructor to respond in writing to the questions and statements below. The only instruction given is to not write in complete sentences, but to respond in three-, four-, or five-word phrases. If a particular question does not interest you, or if nothing occurs to you,…

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A diagram showing the growth and progress of being a musician

Bloom’s taxonomy

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022

Bloom’s taxonomy is a set of three hierarchical models used to classify educational learning objectives into levels of complexity and specificity. The three lists cover the learning objectives in cognitive, affective and sensory domains. The cognitive domain list has been the primary focus of most traditional education and is frequently used…

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Resources

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022

Readings in mindful filmmaking The eight-fold path Bloom’s taxonomy of learning Vocabulary of filmmaking terms Four Domains Summary of Syd Field Screenplay Syd Field Three Act Structure Dramatica Comparison of 7 Paradigms 10 Tips for Beginning Filmmakers What is a pitch deck ? Generating ideas, creativity, and qualitative research methods…

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A vintage painting of the American Youth Symphony Group

Finding page one

By pwsbuilder | January 13, 2022

Finding page one “A bad poet is a born survivor” Salman Rushdie What kind of screenplay do I want to write? From before the moment you find the beginning of your story there is a necessary exploration of thought and new work. Here is a discussion about the ways words…

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The repression of dissent: The Occupy movement was (temporarily?) quashed by a coordinated BLOB of Police, FBI, and BANKS

By pwsadmin | December 29, 2021

Thanks to my friend, Myles Cummings, now in the UK, who steered me to an interesting article with very ominous overtones about the FBI coordination with banks for the crackdown upon the Occupy Movement activities. SEE: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/dec/29/fbi-coordinated-crackdown-occupy I have written in earlier blog entries on this site about my philosophical support…

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